Created: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:21:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 02:07:01 EST
In this Healthy Living I’ll introduce you to a Houston county teacher who launched a victorious fight against breast cancer and won. Students and staff supported her during her journey and learned a few important lessons along the way. Karen Yeager is a breast cancer survivor who has inspired students at Huntington Middle School with her joy. Breann Bowden: “She is a really good teacher, she is always going the extra mile she makes everything fun, and it makes sense, and she is a really good teacher. “ Karen Yeager : It is just a passion i had since I was a student. I had a special teacher when I was a student that meant something to me. I wanted to do the same and help kids grow. Yeager won her breast cancer battle more than five years ago after 16 rounds of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation and six operations. It is a journey she shared with her students every step of the way. I think it is important to teach them that we are all human, and tragedy can happen to everyone. It is important that they understand early detection is the key to survival With her support and encouragement, Huntington students are active in the American Cancer Society's relay for life and walked in this year's race for the cure. The school raised over 2 thousand this year for relay for life. I am a fighter and I just want them to see that endurance and that believe in me. That I can overcome something like this that they can overcome something in their life. Yeager hopes that her victory will serve as an inspiration for her students and school parents. They have seen my perseverance and determination and the fact that I never gave up and kept on fighting.I think deep down, that gives them hope or strength, within themselves that they can get through all this. Are you a survivor? Yeager: Absolutely.